Dwarika's Hotel Kathmandu

Battisputali Kathmandu, Nepal
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The history of Dwarika's Hotel is intertwined with times and the life Dwarika Das Shrestha, of its founder.
Dwarika was an extraordinary human being -- a visionary who had been intensely aware of his own individuality, the world around him and his obligation towards it. His story is one of the relentless pursuit of an aesthetic ideal inspiration borne out of torment and struggle, and one person's decision to Create a difference 
Historical Beginnings:
Born to a comparatively affluent Newar household, Dwarika Das Shrestha was sent in the tender age of six to school in India. In the 1950s, Nepal was taking its first steps towards democracy. Dwarika Das Shrestha returned to Nepal with the fantasy of assisting Nepal recover its former glory and completed his education with a degree in law and trade in the early 1950s. His first company was the hotel in Nepal, Paras Hotel's establishment, in 1952, in a time when Nepal was yet to establish itself. The hotel's primary patrons were Indian and Nepali pilgrims who came to pay a visit to the Pashupati Temple. Back then, charging pilgrims for refuge got the anger of his loved ones to Dwarika Das and has been considered sacrilegious. Dwarika Das Shrestha bought the property upon which The Dwarika's Hotel is located and constructed on it a family home, integrating into the design a number of the ancient windows he'd accumulated. The window he used can be seen even today from the Fusion Tavern. This was a revolution in people and building design discouraged him by using the old window frames, seeing it as a reflection of poverty as opposed to an appreciation of riches. But Dwarika Das stood his ground; by then he had already begun his assortment of the woodwork and was starting to understand the worth of Nepal's rich cultural heritage. 
An Unusual Fire Emerges:
The vision of Dwarika was created in Basantapur on a chilly morning in 1952. The change was penetrating Nepal, and all around, century-old mud, brick, and timber homes were making way for the concrete constructions of modernity. Dwarika Das Shrestha was jogging past the ruins of an older building in the front of the ancient palatial complex of Kathmandu's Newar sins, when he noticed, huddled in front of a small fire, two carpenters sawing off the intricate carvings on an old wooden pillar and utilizing it to keep the flame going. He was stopped by the decrease in his legacy into firewood . His shoulders were fallen upon by the burden of his heritage and knew he needed to behave. The carpenters clarified they were yanking the"good wood" in the carved pillar to make a door frame; the remainder was good just as firewood. Shocked, he bought the old pillars that were early from the carpenters. This decision turned into a calling that has been to specify the lifetime of Dwarika Das Shrestha and initiate the revival of Nepal's pride. The size of the impulse in 1952 wasn't fully understood by Dwarika Das Shrestha himself. Yet, over time, he persevered with this passion and continued to accumulate woodworks. An old construction was brought down, he'd buy as much of columns, doors, and the carved windows as he could afford. As his collection grew, he revealed:"There [his house ] they put hurt for many years, but I saw them every day. They communicated with me. They forced me to see monuments and temples in an effort to understand them"
Dwarika Das join the government service, and would later provide his shares Paras Hotel to his brothers. This did not stop him from continuing to collect wooden masterpieces and dreaming. As his collection grew, he was able to comprehend these works of art with a degree of appreciation. He realized
These functions weren't artistic endeavours but a product of a tradition that is bigger. These works were not made in isolation but produced in communion and cooperation with a variety of customs and different craftsmen. Dwarika Das came to see this in order to preserve his heritage, just collecting these bits wouldn't be adequate. A renaissance of the cultural context within which these works were produced was necessary, which included most basically, the revival of traditional skills. Dwarika's Hotel's philosophy comes from this realisation.
Dwarika's Now:
Continuing his eyesight and utilizing the sketches through which he had imagined the hotel, his wife, and daughter, Sangita Shrestha Einhaus, completed the front building (in which the reception is now placed ) in 1998. In order to finish the façade of the building, they worked with a potter called Hirakaji for near a year, trying to replicate designs with terracotta to the horizontally. Using a mould of these carvings from the reliefs they restored traditional terracotta designs that were used from the valley across the 15th century. These terracotta designs were more economical than wood but created a similar aesthetic feel to the façade of a building. The revival of this tradition has proven to be popular, with designs being duplicated throughout the valley.
Breaking New Ground:
His ability also to act upon an idea and to see a role for the past at the present is what created Dwarika Das Shrestha a visionary and an inspiring person. With the help of his wife he started exploring avenues to assist in the creation of Nepal's tourism and finance his passion for conservation. They knew that a lot of people would be interested in coming to Nepal, to tour its legacy sites, and to experience its natural beauty. Towards this end, in 1969, Dwarika Das Shrestha proceeded to establish one of the travel agencies in Kathmandu Travels, Nepal, and Tours. Dwarika's Hotel has been enrolled in 1977, with the idea of reviving the valley's architectural grandeur. The terracotta work was created from the valley, using clay and skills. The couple also included elements of the diverse cultural heritage of Nepal, such as those from the valley, even when designing the rooms. The furniture has been created by households of carpenters, along with the linen, textiles, and embroideries were woven and utilized Nepali patterns. For all functions, Dwarika Das Shrestha took a number of the best components of Nepali crafts and presented them in a way that had not been done before. In explaining his vision, he once stated:"My job is to recreate a 15th-17th-century environment where tourist and Nepali alike would have a feeling of the original. The resort as a commercial venture is merely a vehicle to fund and carry my dream. "Dwarika's Now The resort is still handled by the Shrestha household - Ambica, Sangita and Dwarika Das' grandson, Rene Vijay Shrestha Einhaus - and now constitutes one of the biggest private woodwork collections on the planet. However, the household buys wood works unless they are significantly damaged and require restoration in the heritage workshop in the hotel. The resort rather encourages individuals to integrate the pieces into their homes and enjoy their own cultural heritage where possible. The effect of Dwarika Das Shrestha's vision could be observed to definitely in the old cities of Patan and Bhaktapur, in which public and private initiatives are slowly restoring the city to its past glory. The guiding philosophy of Dwarika Das Shrestha is retained by the Dwarika's Hotel and remains a beacon about the importance of heritage conservation in Nepal.
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Hotel Amenities/Facilities
24hr Service
Air Condition
Airport pickup
Alarm clock
Baby Crib
Babysitter
Banquet hall
Restaurant & Bar
Hot/cold shower
Twin Beds
Safety deposit box
Luggage store
Business Center
Car hire
Card Payment
Casino
Casino
Sitting space
Cleaning
Coffee maker
Coffee Shop
Cupboard
Currency exchange
Cycling
Doctor on call
Drawer
Fitness Center
Flower in room
Hair Dryer
House keeping
Ice cube
Ironing board
Kayaking
Stand Lamp
Laundry service
Massage and spa
Master bed
Conference/Seminar Hall
Mineral Water
Mini bar
Daily Newspaper
No smoking room
Paragliding
Parking lot
Projector
Resturant
Room Service
Hair Salon
Sauna and Spa
Shoe shine
Sitting space
Smoking Zone
Snooker
Sound proof room
Business center
Swimming pool
Working Table
Telephone
Terrace/balcony
Toiletries
Transport Shuttle
Bath Tub
Television
Water bottle
Free Wifi
Lunch pack
Shopping center

Room Types


Heritage Deluxe Room

Each of the 43 luxurious Junior Suites are individually designed with local materials including pottery, slate, and brass, as well as genuine antiques and artifacts. In the spirit of a Nepali home, each suite has a divan (day bed) for lounging and true relaxation. Every Junior Suite has its own personality, ensuring that each stay is a unique experience.

Services/Amenities

24hr Service
Air Condition
Airport pickup
Alarm clock
Hot/cold shower
Twin Beds
Sitting space
Cleaning
Coffee maker
Cupboard
Doctor on call
Drawer
Flower in room
Hair Dryer
House keeping
Stand Lamp
Laundry service
Master bed
Mineral Water
Daily Newspaper
Room Service
Business center
Working Table
Telephone
Toiletries
Bath Tub
Television
Water bottle
Free Wifi
Name Price Available Capacity Conditions
Double $0 Tax included 2

Heritage Junior Suite

Each of the 43 luxurious Junior Suites is individually designed with local materials including pottery, slate and brass, as well as genuine antiques and artefacts. In the spirit of a Nepali home, each suite suite has a divan (day bed) for lounging and true relaxation. Every Junior Suite has its own personality, ensuring that each stay is a unique experience.

Services/Amenities

24hr Service
Air Condition
Airport pickup
Alarm clock
Hot/cold shower
Twin Beds
Sitting space
Cleaning
Coffee maker
Cupboard
Doctor on call
Drawer
Flower in room
Hair Dryer
House keeping
Ice cube
Stand Lamp
Laundry service
Master bed
Mineral Water
Daily Newspaper
Room Service
Shoe shine
Sitting space
Smoking Zone
Business center
Working Table
Telephone
Toiletries
Bath Tub
Television
Water bottle
Free Wifi
Name Price Available Capacity Conditions
Double $0 Tax included 2

Heritage Executive Suite

Each of the 43 luxurious Junior Suites is individually designed with local materials including pottery, slate and brass, as well as genuine antiques and artefacts. In the spirit of a Nepali home, each suite suite has a divan (day bed) for lounging and true relaxation. Every Junior Suite has its own personality, ensuring that each stay is a unique experience.

Services/Amenities

24hr Service
Air Condition
Airport pickup
Alarm clock
Hot/cold shower
Twin Beds
Safety deposit box
Sitting space
Cleaning
Coffee maker
Coffee Shop
Cupboard
Doctor on call
Drawer
Flower in room
Hair Dryer
House keeping
Stand Lamp
Master bed
Mineral Water
Daily Newspaper
Room Service
Sitting space
Smoking Zone
Business center
Working Table
Telephone
Toiletries
Bath Tub
Television
Water bottle
Free Wifi
Name Price Available Capacity Conditions
Double $0 Tax included 2

Royal Suite

The Royal Suite takes its architectural inspiration from the private abodes of the Malla kings and is set magnificently over three floors and an area of 250 sq metres. With an open-air breakfast terrace attached to the spacious bedroom, the suite also has a separate living area and an entrance foyer. A wooden-floored deck overlooks a sumptuous lounge. On the private terrace you can indulge in a splendid view of the hotel's courtyard as well as the towering white peaks of the Himalayas. One of the most enchanting aspects of the suite is its 50 sq metre bathroom, intricately designed with traditional architectural features.

Services/Amenities

24hr Service
Air Condition
Airport pickup
Alarm clock
Restaurant & Bar
Hot/cold shower
Twin Beds
Business Center
Card Payment
Sitting space
Cleaning
Coffee maker
Cupboard
Doctor on call
Drawer
Flower in room
Hair Dryer
House keeping
Ice cube
Ironing board
Stand Lamp
Laundry service
Master bed
Mineral Water
Mini bar
Daily Newspaper
Resturant
Room Service
Shoe shine
Sitting space
Smoking Zone
Business center
Working Table
Telephone
Terrace/balcony
Toiletries
Bath Tub
Television
Water bottle
Free Wifi
Name Price Available Capacity Conditions
Double $0 Tax included 2

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